‘Administration costs’ are generally costs that are not directly incurred in delivering charitable services. In many instances, they are represented as a percentage of the total costs of running the charity. In Australia, there are no clear standards or definitions to identify which of the charity’s costs should be classified as ‘service related’ and which should be classified as ‘administration’. Making interpretation and comparisons difficult.
Integrity, honesty and unbiased assessment are at the core of Giving Guide’s mission. The charity sector is important to the economy and culture of Australia, We believe independently assessing the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of the sector beyond what is currently available is important to it's future.
Giving Guide anticipates enhancing the level of governance and transparency in the Australian charity sector. An independent charity advisor would benefit the sector by helping charities consider exceeding the existing governance standards of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) to the benefit of donors.